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Wow, the Fetching Mitts were super fast to knit, and the City Tweed HW makes them so warm! I made the cabled sections on these a little longer than the pattern calls for because I like mitts that cover more of my arm and fingers. Even so, these only used 85 grams of yarn out of the 100 gram ball, so they're a one-skein project! They'd make a great Christmas gift (but I'm going to keep these for myself).

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Comment by Lindsey Dueck on October 23, 2009 at 10:15am
Very nice! I NEEEEED this yarn...
Comment by Mary on August 6, 2009 at 2:31pm
One of the best uses of fingerless mitts I've seen and use myself appeared long ago in Vogue Knitting: the model wore a pair of thinner leather gloves under the mitts. This enables me to wear my leather gloves, which I love but are useless that thin in Michigan winters, and also pick up keys and coins without removing the mitts or gloves. Good for driving like this. Or wear solo for keyboarding in cold offices.
Comment by kittenseventoes on May 22, 2009 at 4:37pm
I'm an organist and lots of times I practice in cold, unheated churches and I like to wear fingerless mitts. I also like knitted wristlets. And they're good for driving, too, when you need to be able to pick up your car keys but then the steering wheel is cold. And another good thing about mitts is that you can still show off your rings and not have them snag under the mitten hands or glove fingers. annekat
Comment by Jill on May 16, 2009 at 10:54am
Do you know, I have never seen anyone wearing fingerless mitts. But I can see how very useful they would be under the cnditions you and various others have mentioned. I did make my husband a pair of convertible gloves - the kind where there are stubby topless fingers and then a sort of cap which can be over the fingers like a mitten, or pushed away to the back of the hand to free the fingers. He likes them for outdoor stuff. I am going to give the fingerless mittens a try just as soon as I finish my current project.
Comment by K'Lynne Mead on May 15, 2009 at 7:29pm
Tina-I love what you have done to the pattern. I have been eyeing this pattern for a long long time. I now know why I haven't knit it yet. I will probably alter the pattern as you have. What a great job, and the City Tweed looks great!

Jill - I have knit 10 pairs of fingerless mittens for my co-workers. Even though we are in-doors, our office climate doesn't work for everyone. It seems like all the ladies I work with are always cold (I am rarely ever cold and seem to always have my fan on). In any case the fingerless mittens work great for drafty work areas where one types a lot. We do a ton of data entry and fingerless mittens work great. They give you the flexibility to do the job and stay toasty warm at the same time.
Comment by elena thomas on May 15, 2009 at 7:48am
those are beautiful. i was just thinking, while looking at the new yarn colors, that the color you used would make a great cardigan for the fall. i live in the philadelphia area and i love fall and the colors you can see all around. i should actually make a pair for my daughter, kate, who lives in vermont.
Comment by Jill on May 14, 2009 at 7:16pm
Wow I had no idea. I think I will make a pair for my daughter who has Carpal Tunnel. Thanks everyone who said how they use them. Most interesting and informative.
Comment by Barb on May 14, 2009 at 6:56pm
I'm another big fan of fingerless mitts. I wear them inside in the winter for warm hands and wrists (yes, fingers can still get cold, but definitely not as bad). I also wear them over a THIN pair of gloves for the barn so I can have warm hands but more dexterity when needed. Give them a try - you'll be a convert. GREAT gifts as well.
Comment by Marta on May 14, 2009 at 3:30pm
I live in the mid-Atlantic region. I've always had cold hands and have several pair of fingerless mitts. I wear them while reading, knitting, typing, driving.... Your fingers can do whatever you want them to, but you keep your hands warm at the same time. I've used them for decades.... the first pair I had was knit in Peru and had little llamas on them.
Comment by Tina on May 14, 2009 at 1:56pm
Hi Anita,

I followed the Fetching pattern, just did a couple more cable repeats at both ends.

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